Elias was born and raised in Mexico; he was exposed to art from an early age through his mother, who has a keen interest in art. His formal art training began in Mexico when he joined the Visual Arts Institute. He has since furthered his studies at the Anahuac University in Cancun, Mexico, and later at McGill University and Dawson College in Montreal, Canada. In addition, in the course of his professional experience he has also worked as a tattoo artist, set designer, muralist, photographer, graphic designer and digital artist, all of which have contributed to his two series, which share similarities in concept and approach while multifaceted in terms of technique and style.
A world traveler, Elias has lived throughout Europe and America working and exhibiting in various countries. Currently, he is based in Montreal.